Ontario Invests in Training Projects for Careers in the Auto and Advanced Manufacturing Sector

by Vivek Prabhu

Vice President + Toronto Lead, Public Affairs
August 31, 2020

Ontario Invests in Training Projects for Careers in the Auto and Advanced Manufacturing Sector

August 31, 2020, Premier Doug Ford announced an investment of $9.3 million in 11 training projects to help students and job seekers prepare for careers in the auto and advanced manufacturing sectors. Training projects range from hands-on learning opportunities for students, to short-duration college courses that will help laid-off workers gain credentials for jobs in these … Read more

Ontario Invests in Skills Training for Disadvantaged Youth

August 28, 2020, Premier Doug Ford announced an investment of $2.2 million to help disadvantaged youth and job seekers from underrepresented groups develop the skills they need for successful careers. The $2.2 million investment will support eight unique projects from the Greater Toronto Area that will help nearly 500 youth receive on-the-job experience in a … Read more

Ontario: Modernization Strategy for Correctional Facilities

August 27, 2020, Premier Doug Ford and Solicitor General Sylvia Jones announced a modernization strategy for correctional facilities in the Eastern Ontario region. This strategy will involve building a new Greater Ottawa Correctional Complex, replacing the Brockville Jail with a new facility, expanding the St. Lawrence Valley Correctional and Treatment Centre and Quinte Detention Centre, … Read more

Alberta: Staying the Course Despite Strong Headwinds

Fiscal Update Q1 Finance Minister Travis Toews provided Alberta’s 2020-21 First Quarter Update and Economic Statement documenting the collective impact of the oil price crash, global economic slowdown and COVID-19 on the provincial economy. The numbers are sobering: Alberta’s 2020-21 deficit is forecast at $24.2 billion – $16.8 billion higher than estimated in Budget 2020 … Read more

Ontario Reacts to Federal Funding to Help Reopen Schools, Releases Guidelines for Managing Outbreaks in Schools

August 26, 2020, Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Education Stephen Lecce reacted to the federal government’s announcement of the $2 billion Safe Return to Class Fund, to be provided to provinces to safely reopen schools. The federal funding, $381 million of which will be immediately provided to Ontario, will be directed towards several priority … Read more

Ontario Announces Supports for Human Trafficking Victims

August 24, 2020, Premier Doug Ford announced an investment of $7.65 million over five years for frontline victims’ services organizations to support specialized services for victims and survivors of human trafficking. Supports funded through today’s announcement include the Victim Quick Response Program to help victims cover essential expenses, enhanced services under Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario, … Read more

Ontario Announces Partnership with Ottawa on 3M N95 Respirators, Provides COVID-19 Update

August 21, 2020 Today Premier Doug Ford and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a partnership between the Ontario and federal governments and 3M Canada, to expand Canadian production of N95 respirators. Premier Ford and Prime Minister Trudeau were joined by Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Vic Fedeli; MPP for Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and … Read more